$1.5m home of slain woman sold months after grisly crime

The Elanora home where Wendy Sleeman was allegedly kidnapped by her estranged son Slade Murdok.
The Gold Coast home of a woman who was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by her estranged son has sold for $1.5m.
The waterfront property formerly owned by Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman was listed for 64 days before changing hands, with the sale to a local couple settled in September.
Police launched a major search operation for Ms Sleeman, 61, after blood and a small fire were found in her home in January.
The waterfront home in Elanora
The Elanora home where Wendy Sleeman was allegedly murdered by her estranged son
Ms Sleeman’s body was found in the boot of a car in Brisbane two days later.
Her estranged son, Slade Murdok, was charged with a string of serious offences including murder, kidnapping, unlawful stalking, attempted arson and assault.
The six-bedroom, three-bathroom home on a 989 sqm block with tidal waterway views was marketed by Noel Mills and Michael Power, of PRD Real Estate.
Mr Mills would not disclose any details about the sale, but noted the campaign was conducted with viewing by appointment only, with no street signage.
“I can’t pass on any information about the sale of the property. It was a very positive outcome for the family,” he said.
Elanora mother Wendy Sleeman with her much loved labrador dogs.
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He would not comment on whether the buyers knew details of the property’s history.
There is no specific requirement in Queensland property law to inform a buyer of any previous events associated with the premises.
Property records show the house was transferred to the new owners by the executor of the estate.
The property has six bedrooms and three bathrooms
Wide lake views
Generous open-plan living spaces
The house has four bedrooms on the lower level, with a large living and dining area plus family room with a bar, leading out onto a patio with lake views.
Remaining bedrooms are upstairs.
“The main open-plan living areas of the home have been recently refurbished with a new kitchen, modern tiles and bifold aluminium doors opening to a large covered al fresco area,” the listing states.
Records show the house last changed hands for $220,000 in 1990.
Murdok has been in custody since his arrest, with the matter still before the court.
Murdok has been in custody since his arrest. Picture: Queensland Police

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